Definition of Juche in English:

Juche

noun

  • The political ideology of North Korea, which aims to achieve national autonomy through the rule of a single leader, the maintenance of a strong military, and the pursuit of economic self-sufficiency.

    ‘Juche has led to the denial of freedom of expression and movement of the citizens’
    • ‘anyone ignorant of the Juche idea can hardly understand North Korea’

Pronunciation

Juche

/ˌjo͞oˈCHā/ /ˌdʒuˈtʃeɪ/ /ˈjo͞oˌCHā/ /ˈdʒuˌtʃeɪ/

Origin

Korean, short for juche sasang, from juche ‘subject’ + sasang ‘thought, idea’.